Opinion

Editorial: The politics of bullshit
Editorial: The politics of bullshit
The Economic Freedom Fighters once made a stab at intellectual credibility. Perhaps smarting from the comments about leader Julius Malema’s poor...
EFF dramatics are Theatre of the Absurd
EFF dramatics are Theatre of the Absurd
The nation is agog at the video of the Economic Freedom Fighters MP Marshall Dlamini slapping a white security guard. EFF communicator-in-chief (to...
Africa needs to realise its philanthropic potential
Africa needs to realise its philanthropic potential
It has been more than three years since the United Nations general assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the money...
Letters to the editor: February 15 to 21
Letters to the editor: February 15 to 21
Cyril will steer SA to safety
Makhanda’s prophecy must be fulfilled
Makhanda’s prophecy must be fulfilled
In April 1819, Mdushane ka Ndlambe of the Rharhabe section of the Xhosa declared war on the British colonial administration in Grahamstown...
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Democratic public governance, the exercise of public authority and the execution of policy, is dependent on the coherent composition of the...
As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned
As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned
There was a time when Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari represented something deeply special – the democratic ideal that a failed government...
How foreign aid fuels African media’s payola problem
How foreign aid fuels African media’s payola problem
In many African countries, a dirty secret of journalism is that reporters earn most of their income from payments by their sources. And the...
Sona: Politically effective but socially unacceptable
Sona: Politically effective but socially unacceptable
I thought that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation...
Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?
Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?
Nigeria is preparing for its general election. But will it be credible? Nigerian voters are well aware that the elections will not be won solely by...
The shame of Room 80: We must act
The shame of Room 80: We must act
Once one has read George Orwell, any numbered room can take on sinister significance. The numbered room in 1984 is, after all, the location of...
Eight priorities for the African Union in 2019
Eight priorities for the African Union in 2019
With this commentary, coming in the wake of our annual Ten Conflicts to Watch and EU Watch List, Crisis Group turns to what 2019 will mean for...
Lessons from transformation of universities in South Africa
Lessons from transformation of universities in South Africa
In the last three years, university students in South Africa led countrywide protests demanding transformation, an end to outsourcing of contract...
Why South Africa’s latest plan for Eskom could work
Why South Africa’s latest plan for Eskom could work
President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a new plan for the country’s beleaguered state owned power utility, Eskom. During his State of the Nation Address...

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